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Modern Languages

Language Courses at Lord Byng

 
The Modern Languages Department at Lord Byng offers French 8-12, Spanish 10-12 and Japanese.  Junior  students (Grade 8-10) learn French & Spanish using the AIM.  For more information about this method please visit: www.aimlanguagelearning.com/
 
Any student coming to Byng who is currently in French Immersion will be automatically placed in our French 11 Enriched Junior class. This class is designed for junior students with an advanced knowledge of French. No testing required!
 
Our Modern Language department head is Ms. Paula Violi (pvioli@vsb.bc.ca)
 
 

Lord Byng Modern Language Department  

  • Madame Calman
  • Madame George
  • Monsieur Raoul
  • Madame Violi
  • Madame Tsoulos
  • Madame Makris
  • Nakamura Sensei

  

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Course Description 

French 8 (MFR--08)
Grades: 8                                                                                               
Prerequisite: None (other than a positive attitude!)
Supplemental Supplies: Highly recommended DVD- $TBA  
Lord Byng is using the Accelerative Integrative Method for teaching French which combines gestures (kinesthetic learning) with oral / written vocabulary. The goal is to have the students speaking 100% in French from the first day. Emphasis will be put on oral participation and proficiency in French. Written and Reading fluency will be developed through in-depth study of the stories : “Les Trois Petits Cochons”, “Comment Y Aller?”, and “Salut Mon Ami!”.
 
French 9 (MFR--09)                                                       
Grades: 9                                                                                               
Prerequisite: French 8 or permission from Department Head (after placement test)
Supplemental Supplies: Highly recommended DVD's – $TBA 
Lord Byng continues with the Accelerative Integrative Method for teaching French which combines gestures (kinesthetic learning) with oral / written vocabulary. The goal is to have the students speaking 100% in French from the first day. Emphasis will be put on oral participation and proficiency in French. Written and Reading fluency will be developed through in-depth study of the stories: “L'Arbre Ungali” and “Veux-tu Danser?”
 
French 9: Enriched (MFR--09E)                                     
Grades: 9                                                                                               
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% standing in grade 8 French and/or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: Highly recommended DVD's –$TBA 
This course may be accelerated so that the content can be enriched to include more projects, oral opportunities, reading and writing. Students will be tested on the same exam material as the regular grade 9 program.
 
French 10 (MFR--10)                                                     
Grades: 10                                                                                            
Prerequisite: French 9
Supplemental Supplies: Highly recommended DVD’s - $TBA 
French 10 continues with the Accelerative Integrated Method combining kinesthetic learning with a major emphasis on oral proficiency. Written and Reading fluency will be developed through in-depth study of the stories “Un Garçon Populaire” and “Qui Arrive Ce Soir?”
 
   
French 10: Enriched (MFR--10E)                                   
Grades: 10                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% standing in grade 9 French and/or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: Highly recommended DVD’s - $TBA 
This course may be accelerated so that the content can be enriched to include more projects, oral opportunities, reading and writing. Students will be tested on the same exam material as the regular grade 10 program.
 
French 11 (MFR--11)                                                     
Grades: 11                                                                                            
Prerequisite: French 10
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit 
Grade 11 French follows the program set out in Voyages 1. This is a challenging course that introduces a lot of new vocabulary and grammar in realistic situations. Students are given many opportunities to learn how to express opinions and discuss situations. Partner and group work are encouraged. Students learn how to cooperate and how to plan projects effectively. This ties in with Byng’s social responsibility goal. Topics covered during the year include food, health, friendship and conflict, schools and different school systems, plays, and recreational facilities. In French 11, students must consolidate the French they have learned and expand on their ability to express themselves using a variety of verb tenses.
 
French 11: Enriched (MFR--11E)                                   
Grades: 11                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% standing in French 10 and /or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit 
This course may be accelerated so that the content can be enriched to include more projects, oral opportunities, reading and writing. Students will be tested on the same exam material as the regular grade 11 program. French 11 Enriched availability depends on registration numbers, student ability, and maturity.
 
French 11: Enriched Junior (MFR--11EJ)                      
Grades: 11                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% standing in French 10 and /or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit 
This course is intended for students coming from a French Immersion program. The course work follows the curriculum set out with the regular French program but incorporates elements  of Immersion programs.
 
  
French 12 (MFR--12)
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Recommended 67% or higher in French 11
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit
This course no longer has a Provincial Exam 
Course topics include travel, study and exchange programs in the francophone world, art forms and the creative process, crime and violence in society, the environment and the media. Intensive course work consists of further development of listening and speaking skills and written expression. Students are expected to function effectively in French in the classroom. Use of French will account for a minimum of 40% of each term.
 
French 12: Enriched (MFR—12E)
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% or higher in French 11 and/or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit
This course no longer has a Provincial Exam 
This course may be accelerated so that the content can be enriched to include more projects, oral opportunities, reading and writing. Students will be tested on the same exam material as the regular grade 12 program.
 
French 12 Enriched availability depends on registration numbers and student ability and maturity.
 
French 12: Enriched Junior (MFR—12EJ)
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Minimum 80% or higher in French 11 and/or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA workbook deposit
This course no longer has a Provincial Exam 
This course is intended for students who have completed the French 11 EJ course who have come from a French Immersion program. The course work follows the curriculum set out with the regular French 12 program but incorporates  elements of Immersion programs.
 
 
AP French Language (AFRL-12)
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Minimum 75% or higher in French 12 and/or recommendation by teacher
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA French AP Guide
The AP French Language and Culture course aims to develop students' appreciation for both the French language and Francophone cultures. The course places particular emphasis on the teaching of culture through reading, interpreting, and writing of a variety of authentic French-language literary texts and
multimedia materials. A high level of fluency in French is required along with a broad vocabulary, and sound grammatical foundations. The multidisciplinary approach of this course will integrate lessons based on six themes, including Global Challenges, Science and Technology, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Activities will include blogging, interviews, oral and written presentations, emails, films, songs, etc. Students who successfully complete this course and achieve a high ranking on the AP exam will get credit for first-year university level French courses. (Open to students in grade 10-12).
 
 
Spanish 10 (MSP--10)
Grades: 10, 11, 12                          
Supplemental Supplies: Highly Recommended DVD’s $TBA and $TBA workbook deposit  
This is an introductory course for students in grades 10, 11 and 12.  This course uses the Accelerative Integrated Method that combines kinesthetic learning with a heavy emphasis on oral proficiency in Spanish. Students are expected to speak Spanish 100% of the time from the first day. A second program may be used at the discretion of the teacher with more emphasis on the traditional method of grammar instruction.
Students must display a mature attitude and keen interest due to the demands of this course. Text: Dime 1
 
Spanish 11 (MSP--11)                                                   
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Prerequisite: Spanish 10 
Listening comprehension and oral proficiency continue to be stressed. Increasing importance is placed on reading and writing skills. Students will compose and write short dialogues and will write simple compositions. Cultural knowledge will also be expanded. Text: Dime 1 and Dime 2
 
Spanish 12 (MSP--12)                                                   
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: 67% or higher in Spanish 11 recommended
This course no longer has a Provincial Exam. 
Students will continue to develop the language skills begun in earlier grades. Considerable emphasis will be given to writing. Cultural awareness will be aided by the use of textbook selections, dialogues, research projects, music and film. Note: If you are already a native Spanish speaker, see your counsellor for the challenge exam or correspondence program. Text: Dime 2
 
Japanese 10 (MJA--10) 
Grades: 10, 11, 12  

Supplemental Supplies: TBA

This introductory Japanese language course will focus on listening, speaking, writing and reading with an emphasis on practical, communicative language.  Students will also be introduced to the Japanese writing system of hiragana and katakanaStudents will be introduced to the Japanese language through a variety of authentic language learning activities. Cultural knowledge will also be expanded through the use of various texts, projects, fieldtrips and classroom experiences.  This course is not intended for heritage language learners. 

 

Japanese 11 (MJA--11) 

Grades: 11 or 12 

Prerequisite: Japanese 10

Supplemental Supplies: TBA Students will continue to develop their listening comprehension and oral proficiency, as well as their reading and writing skills, at an intermediate level. Kanji will be introduced, in addition to the continued use of hiragana and katakana writing systems.  Students will continue to experience Japanese language through a variety of authentic language learning activities.  Cultural knowledge will also be expanded through the use of various texts, projects, fieldtrips and classroom experiences.  This course is not intended for heritage language learners. 

 

 
 

 
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